Category Archives: quality of life

Perspectives on the effects and mechanisms of craniosacral therapy: A qualitative study of users’ views

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A 2015 qualitative study of 29, self selected participants’ experiences with craniosacral therapy through semi-structured interviews. The aim of the study includes effectiveness of craniosacral therapy through the expectations and perceptions of the participants. Conclusion determines that “all participants in this study observed positive changes in their health status and most attributed these to CST.”

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Research: Nicola Brough, Antje Lindenmeyer, Jill Thistlethwaite, George Lewith, Sarah Stewart-Brown. Perspectives on the effects and mechanisms of craniosacral therapy: A qualitative study of users’ views. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 2015; 7(2):172–183.
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Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Follow-up Study

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A 2014 follow-up study “aimed to report on follow-up data of a randomized controlled trial in chronic non-specific neck pain patients” with 54 individuals experiencing chronic non-specific neck pain. “Study results indicate that Craniosacral Therapy is more effective in relieving chronic non-specific neck pain and in improving physical quality of live than an active attention-control condition, even 3 months post intervention.

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Research: Haller Heidemarie, Lauche Romy, Cramer Holger, Rampp Thomas, Saha Felix J., Ostermann Thomas, and Dobos Gustav J.. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. May 2014, 20(5): A18-A18. 
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Benefits of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Results of an International Client Survey

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A 2013 survey coordinated by the Centro Biodinamica Craniosacrale C.B.C. to assess the efficacy of biodynamic cranioscral therapy treatments on a large international group of clients and students. 237 interviews were conducted over a 6 month period. Interviewees needed to have a minimum of 5 BCST sessions to participate. The conclusion suggests that “91% of interviewees reported that the process significantly facilitated the improvement of their health” and that more research is needed to confirm the informal positive findings attained. 

Survey Results: http://www.centro-craniosacrale.it/wpcbc/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Benefits-of-Biodynamic-Craniosacral.pdf

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Survey: Casartelli, P., Grandis, A. “Benefits of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Results of an International Client Survey”. http://www.centro-craniosacrale.it/wpcbc/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Benefits-of-Biodynamic-Craniosacral.pdf. 2013.
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The Impact of Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy Interventions on Clinical Outcomes in Adults With Asthma

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2007 study combining craniosacral therapy and acupuncture as adjunct therapies for adult asthma. Study findings suggest: “When treatment was compared with the control group, statistically treatment was significantly better than the control group in improving asthma quality of life, whereas reducing medication use with pulmonary function test results remained the same. However, the combination of acupuncture and craniosacral treatment was not superior to each therapy alone.”

Pubmed Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17234566

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Research: Mehi-Madrona L, Kigler B, Silverman S, Lynton H, Merrell W, “The impact of acupuncture and craniosacral therapy interventions on clinical outcomes in adults with asthma”. Explore (NY). 2007 Jan-Feb; 3(1) :28-36.
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Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia

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This 2011 study looks at the effects of craniosacral therapy on fibromyalgia patients, showing that “at 6 months after a 25-week treatment period, patients in the intervention group showed a significant improvement in their levels of state anxiety, trait anxiety, pain, quality of life and Pittsburgh sleep quality index.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3135864/

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Research: Guillermo A. Matarán-Peñarrocha, Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez, Gloria Carballo García, Carmen Moreno-Lorenzo, Tesifón Parrón Carreño, and María Dolores Onieva Zafra, “Influence of Craniosacral Therapy on Anxiety, Depression and Quality of Life in Patients with Fibromyalgia,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2011, Article ID 178769, 9 pages, 2011. doi:10.1093/ecam/nep125
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